The Xerox 8010 Star

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Office professionals of today arrive at their cubicles, log onto their computers, and enter the company's network where they have access to shared files, programs, and printers. All of the tools needed to prepare and distribute correspondence, documentation, and presentations are located right on their desktopstheir desktop computers, that is. But that was not always the case. The Xerox Corporation pioneered the concept of an automated office system when it introduced the "Xerox 8010 Star" in 1981. Complete with recycling bins and file cabinets, the Xerox 8010 Star was the forerunner of the modern desktop computer.